Ladies, now that we’ve decided on the best workout pants, it’s time to concentrate on the footwear.
Again, for some it might be just a matter of fashion, but in reality it is more about feeling comfortable, avoiding injuries and making the most out of the workout routine.
Did you know there are special shoes for every type of workout? Well, now you do!
Some prefer to work out barefoot as often as they can to make sure they strengthen they ankles and knees, but unless you are doing indoor exercises like yoga and Pilates, this might not be a very good idea. Imagine running on the treadmill barefoot. You will have lots of blisters in no time that will stop you from working out for a long time.
Running is one of the most favorite types of workout in the world, which is why shoes designers came up with special running shoes. Unlike other types of shoes, these are very light and flexible so that you don’t even feel them in your feet and want to keep on running as long and fast as you can.
To stop you from getting blisters, they have cushions inserted exactly where you need them. Moreover, they help your stability because of the shape of the sole.
Tennis players know that their shoes should be somehow different from those of the other athletes. The main movements of a tennis player are back and forth with sudden stops. The shoes sole should be able to bring stability even when it comes to sudden movements.
This way they prevent ankle injuries. Tennis shoes work great for other sports too, like volleyball and even basketball.
If you need traction for football or soccer you should get shoes that have cleats or spikes inserted in the sole. Your feet will not lose your foothold on a wet field or on grass when running with the ball.
These insertions in the sole also have the role of helping you stop when you need it.
Since we are women, one of the most important criteria for use is almost always the way the shoes look like. Even if we don’t want to admit it, we always buy workout shoes that look great or are fashionable. That’s perfectly ok as long as you don’t give up on the comfort and on the safety the shoes provide you while working out.
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